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WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wisc. (FOX-6) – A man suspected of shooting two police officers in Delafield has been taken into custody, officials say. The suspect is identified as Nathanael Benton, who’s also wanted in Fargo in connection to another shooting.
The officers, one from Delafield and one from Hartland, were shot and wounded in Friday morning, Nov. 6. Both officers were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Authorities say the officers were initially responding to a call for a hit-and-run accident. Upon arrival, officers confronted the suspect outside a Holiday Inn near I-94 and Highway 83. Shots were exchanged and the two officers were hit.
All lanes on I-94 near WIS 83 in Delafield were temporarily closed Friday morning.
An emergency alert went out to residents in the Delafield area Friday morning asking people to avoid the area of Highway 83 and Golf Road due to a “law enforcement incident.” The alert asked residents in the immediate area to “take shelter in the lowest level of your home/business.”